I like to use Pinterest as a way to keep track of ideas. When people say they spend hours on Pinterest, I have to admit that I don’t. I suppose if I wanted to search an idea, I would search there. But, mostly, I use it as my own bulletin board to keep track of ideas I stumble in my daily adventures on the web.
I think this teapot pincushion is adorable. It would certainly brighten up my sewing studio! How about these fabric magnet? What a fun way to use up some fabric scraps! A great gift idea for your sewing friends, too!
This one – well, you know some folks in my family might like this!
Have you ever sewed pillows? Do you like to insert a zipper so you can clean it? I have been creating a lot of pillow cases for customers and have discovered a great tutorial here on how to install an invisible zipper. I don’t have an invisible zipper foot, but simply use my regular zipper foot. The genius of this tutorial is that you buy a zipper longer than the width of the pillow, sew to the ends and cut off the unused portion. I also found a way to simplify the tutorial further by having the zipper pull at a location beyond the edges of the pillow – so easy to sew!
I used it to create this pillow using an old T shirt of a customer’s 17-year-old son.
I tried to straighten that T Shirt to no avail. Sometimes transfers and even T Shirts in general have an unusual bias in them.
How about fashion? Oh boy, the inspiration is always more than sewing time would allow! I did sign up for an online class at Craftsy. It is the Couture Dress class. I love that you can see finished dresses from other members. I haven’t started the class yet. After you purchase it, they send you the pattern. The class teaches fitting techniques and I’m always looking to improve my fitting skills.
I would like to make a color blocked version, with sleeves, of course!
I have also seen some fun patterns from Burda.
The color on this one! I love the green jewel tone! The dress – well, I don’t think it would look good on my lumpy body….but a girl can dream….